Pulmonology is a broad speciality that deals with diseases of the lung, pleura, mediastinum, upper airways and allergies. Here, at SUT Pattom, we have a dedicated team who undertakes the early detection, diagnosis and prevention of respiratory illnesses in children, adolescents and adults on OPD as well as emergency basis.

Our department has a close association with critical care department and is involved in the care of patients on invasive and non invasive ventilation.

The respiratory team is well-trained in managing patients with respiratory emergencies like acute asthma, acute exacerbation of COPD, pneumothorax, hemoptysis and ARDS as well as state- of-the-art treatment for common respiratory illnesses.The department renders facilities for investigation and management of all sorts of infective and non-infective pulmonary diseases. Revised National Tuberculosis Programme (RNTCP) medications are provided at our hospital through the TB officer, Trivandrum medical college.

Features of our department:

  • Asthma Clinic
  • COPD and Smoking cessation clinic
  • Allergy and immunotherapy clinic
  • Sleep lab
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation training
  • Bronchoscopy and Medical thoracoscopy
  • Interstitial lung disease/ Occupational lung disease evaluation and treatment
  • Lung cancer screening programme
  • Innovative surgical treatment for Emphysema

Procedures done:

  • Spirometry (PFT)
  • Six minutes walk test (6 MWT)
  • ABG
  • Allergen sensitivity tests – Food, General Allergy, Drug allergy.
  • Immunotherapy- Sublingual and subcutaneous [ Omalizumab/ Mepolizumab]
  • Bronchial artery embolisation for Hemoptysis.
  • Polysomnography (Sleep study) and PAP titration.
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation for COPD and ILD patients.
  • Multidetector CT scan (MD CT).
  • Low Dose CT thorax for lung cancer screening.
  • USG thorax.
  • Pulmonary angiogram.
  • Intercostal tube drainage, pigtail drainage, indwelling pleural catheter insertion.
  • Bronchoscopy- Bronchoalveolar lavage, biopsy and needle aspiration biopsy.
  • Lung biopsy- Bronchoscopic and CT guided.
  • Pleural aspiration and biopsy.
  • Fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB).
  • Pleurodesis- Talc, Betadine, Tetracycline, Bleomycin.
Post Covid Clinic: Pulmonology Department
Timing: Monday, Wednesday & Friday 3PM TO 6PM
Evaluation of
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Post Covid Cough
  • Post Covid Fatigue
  • Loss of Sleep
  • Any other Symptoms related to Covid